Ronaldo: Do not be surprised if I leave Madrid

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Former Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has responded to reported interest in his signature from big-spending Anzhi by suggesting he could move to Russia in the future.

Anzhi owner Suleyman Kerimov has invested significant sums of cash to put the Makhachkala-based club on the map, with Samuel Eto'o raking in over £300,00-per-week since joining the Russian Premier League outfit in the summer.

Reports claim Ronaldo is now in the sights of Kerimov, who has also brought Roberto Carlos and Yuri Zhirkov to the Dynamo Stadium.

And, says Ronaldo, it would be no great surprise to him if he ended up playing in Russia at some point during his career.

"In football you never know what can happen in the future. So if one day I go and play in Russia, do not be surprised,” the 26-year-old told Sportsbox.

"But for now I am doing well at Real Madrid."


Ronaldo has also recently stated that he would be open to an eventual return to United, having spent six successful years at Old Trafford.

The Portugal international scored 118 goals during his time with United, winning the Barclays Premier League three times and the Champions League once.

Ronaldo left United for Real Madrid in 2009 for a record fee of £80 million.

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